President and CEO, Rita P. Mitchell, LLC
In a career spanning four decades, Rita P. Mitchell has a proven track record of achievement and success in the highly competitive financial services industry. Rita has 15 years of progressive leadership experience and retired in 2018 as Executive Vice President & Manager of Private Client Services for Middle TN at First Tennessee Bank (First Horizon currently $80 billion in assets). Rita managed Private Banking, Medical Private Banking and the Family Office Services for Middle TN.
Prior experiences include entrepreneurship where from 1986 to 1997 Rita was President of Mitchell Financial, Inc. an insurance and securities brokerage firm. Rita was awarded the U. S. Department of Commerce Regional Minority Service Firm of the Year (8 state region), Dr. R. H. Boyd- Woman Business Owner of the Year, and U.S. Small Business Administration Woman-Advocate of the Year and she also served on the Agriculture and Labor Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Rita is a founding board member of Purpose Preparatory Academy, a charter school in the African American community in Nashville and past Board Chair of the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation. In 2018, Rita joined Studio Bank’s Advisory Board, where she has worked on growth strategies for women, The Women’s Collective, and minorities, specifically related to the African American community as Studio Bank continues to gain market share in the Nashville Community. In Rita’s role as board member for the YWCA USA National Board, Rita serves on the Investment Committee, the CEO Search Committee, and will serve as Co-Chair of Development in the upcoming fiscal year.
In 2018, Rita launched her career as an author with her debut book, Own Your Phenomenal Self, a guide on empowering young career women to achieve their desired success and an Amazon bestseller. In 2021, Rita published her 2nd book, Spoken Art, a memoir of art and poetry in collaboration with her daughter, Brittany Mitchell.
Most recently, Rita is building financial service and insurance agencies across the U.S. with World Financial Group which is wholly owned by Transamerica (a subsidiary of Aegon).
Rita is seeking to serve on a corporate board and is actively seeking roles that will provide opportunities for her to contribute to a board, its committees and the broader company’s success. Rita splits her time between Nashville, TN and New York City, providing her convenient access to both domestic and international travel.